St Dominic Catholic Primary

If we live by truth and in love, we shall grow in Christ

Science week

Welcome back to our class blog.

We have been so lucky with the weather! Spring is finally here!

Last week our theme was ‘Toys that move’; the children explored how toys move and then we moved on to toys with batteries and how they work. The children particularly enjoyed playing with the Beebots and giving them instructions.

In Literacy the children wrote sentences about how their moving toy moves.

This week’s theme has been ‘Construction Toys’. The children have shared their thoughts and ideas about different types of construction toys. In Literacy they have listened to the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and applied their phonics to write sentences about the different materials that the pigs used. Some even changed the characters or materials and created their own version.

It has also been science week in school. At the start of the week, the children enjoyed some time in the meadow; they helped to prepare the ground for the seeds. They then all took part in planting seeds in the classroom. In groups, as part of our experiment, the children all planted a different seed. They have been watching all week to see how they grow - are there any similarities or differences?

On Tuesday the children had a wonderful visit from Professor Bubbleworks which, I must say, was lots of fun! The children learned about gravity and some children took part in a mini rocket experiment. To finish, we were all invited inside the big bubble!

In Maths, over the two weeks, the children have been learning to regroup the parts to find the whole. The children have used dominoes and looked at the two parts (sides). They have used dice and made the parts with blocks, and concentrated on counting on to find the whole number. They have been working really hard on saying the number sentences as they go.

As the weather has been so lovely, we decided to have our story time outside this week. The children really enjoyed it and it brought a lovely end to the introduction of our new RE topic ‘Growing’ where the children produced some beautiful spring artwork; some worked outside and used the grounds as their inspiration while others worked inside and chose to draw.

I can’t quite believe that we only have two weeks left until Easter!

Please continue to support your children at home with their learning, and thank you in advance.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Day